“President Obama may mouth very different rhetoric,” said Anthony D. Romero, executive director of the American Civil Liberties Union. “He may have a more complicated process with members of Congress. But in the end, there is no substantive break from the policies of the Bush administration.”
I'd say it was worth reading in its entirety, but by this point you either get it or you don't: President Obama is shaping up to be essentially just as authoritarian, just as cavalier about civil liberties, and just as dangerous to the Constitutional rule of law as somebody else with whom we recently parted company.
But his supporters, much like the Stepford Republican faithful who followed Dubya over the cliff, mostly don't give a damn as long as he keeps them happy with domestic Bread and Circuses.